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IIHS Study Shows Better Headlights Lead to Less Crashes

IIHS Study Shows Better Headlights Lead to Less Crashes According to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), vehicles with headlights that earn a “good” rating have a 19% lower nighttime crash rate than those with worse ratings. In the study, researchers point out that federal headlight regulations, which have not…

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FTC Warns For-Profit Colleges Against Making False Claims: Includes those that teach collision repair.

FTC Warns For-Profit Colleges Against Making False Claims: Includes those that teach collision repair. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued notices to 70 for-profit higher education institutions this week, warning them that false claims regarding students’ potential earnings post-graduation would be met with severe financial penalties. False claims would include misrepresenting the opportunities available for…

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U.S. Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Apprenticeships

U.S. Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Apprenticeships On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled “Getting America Ready to Work– Successful on the job, apprenticeship training programs to help workers and businesses get ready to work”. The hearing included witness testimony from Noel Ginsburg, founder and…

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ASA Signs Autonomous Vehicle Letter to Secretary Buttigieg

ASA Signs Autonomous Vehicle Letter to Secretary Buttigieg The Automotive Service Association signed a letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg along with other industry stakeholders such as the Alliance for Automotive Innovation and the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). The letter is a request to the U.S. Department of Transportation to continue their…

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NHTSA Releases Traffic Fatalities Data for Early 2021

NHTSA Releases Traffic Fatalities Data for Early 2021 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released traffic fatality data for the first quarter of 2021 this week. NHTSA estimates that 8,730 people died in traffic accidents in the first three months of 2021– a 10.5% increase from the first quarter of 2020. This increase occurred…

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Chip Shortages Continue to Stall Auto Production

Chip Shortages Continue to Stall Auto Production Read a recent study on semiconductor chip shortages stalling auto production following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Categories Auto Repair Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select Month October 2021 September 2021…

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Car Prices and Supplies

Car Prices and Supplies Politico Pro Analysis- Car Prices and Supplies Categories Auto Repair Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select Month October 2021 September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021…

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NHTSA Proposes 8% Annual Gains in Fuel Economy

NHTSA Proposes 8% Annual Gains in Fuel Economy The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced regulations this week that will increase the requirements for fuel economy standards to 8 percent per year. This amount was decreased during the Trump administration to just 1.5% per year. This regulation applies to vehicles model years 2024 through…

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U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill The U.S. Senate passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill today in a 69-30 vote. The passage of this legislation comes after months of debate over infrastructure funding. The legislation will now move to be considered by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation includes $7.5 billion for electric…

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House Democrats Advocate for $85 Billion for EVs

House Democrats Advocate for $85 Billion for EVs U.S. House of Representatives Democrats sent a letter today to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging them to consider more funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure. The letter, which was signed by Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Rep. Yvette…

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